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Diana Build Guide by RemainingUchiha

Middle DIANA ONE TRICK - GUIDE TO DIAMOND - UNDERSTANDING BAE

By RemainingUchiha | Updated on March 21, 2019
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Runes: Most Common

1 2 3
Domination
Electrocute
Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter

Sorcery
Absolute Focus
Gathering Storm
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)

Spells:

1 2 3 4
Standard
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

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Win 51%
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Champion Build Guide

DIANA ONE TRICK - GUIDE TO DIAMOND - UNDERSTANDING BAE

By RemainingUchiha
Preface
I want to begin by telling everyone that Diana is such a unique champion, because she can succeed in being built so many different ways and even win with completely different playstyles. I'm not saying that someone else's Diana build / playstyle is incorrect, I am just showing you guys how I personally play her and how I have been able to succeed with her.
Introduction Back to Top
If you're just now learning to play Diana, you're in for a sweet ride. Unfortunately, Diana is not a champion that takes little skill to master because she is a melee mage with no guaranteed escape, meaning she is pretty hopeless when it comes to escapes. I don't mean to discourage you, so please push through those defeats until you've played AT LEAST 50 games with her before you give up. If you've already picked up on Diana and just want to learn more than just the basics, you've come to the right place.
Laning Back to Top
Starting out laning you need to figure out if you're going to get your Q first or W. I normally always go Q for the harass and farming from a distance, unless I'm facing a melee matchup, then I get W first for the shield/poke/damage. Most matchups Diana should be bullied early on, but don't let that scare you from farming. With your corrupting you need to make a decision. "Am I going to use this hp regen for trades or farm" If you think you can manage a kill, use it for harass constantly, but if you're afraid then use it to get some CS. Take the poke, but not too much and just farm your heart out. If you run out of potions never stay below half hp unless you are confident in yourself. Diana is too susceptible to ganks to not be punished for overstaying. "How do I win my lane?" Most of the time, you don't. Your goal is to farm up, don't feed, and hit 6. Once you've hit 6 you either all in and get a kill, or you push your lane and roam. My playstyle is becoming the second jungler. I push and roam around for kills, to help secure my allies getting objectives rather than my own. IF you are mid lane and your opponent has already shown somewhere else, that is when I push for my own objective and get some turret plates. The likelihood of you getting to the lane and making an impact is so slim that you waste too much time and time is money. So stay in your lane and make sure you get as much gold as he does for his roam, if not more.

Combos while laning Pre-6
(if there in your range) Auto attack twice to set up your passive > auto > w > auto
(if they're farming but are near you) Auto attack twice to set up your passive > e > w > auto
(if they're range) You're really only q'ing them unless they have bad positioning

Combos Post-6
Auto attack twice to set up your passive > Q > R > W > E
Auto attack twice to set up your passive > R > E > W > Q

These 2 are going to be your most common combos as Diana, I actually favor the R combo because of how easy it is to miss Q at higher elos, that way when you E them into you it's a guaranteed Q hit.
Mid Game Back to Top
At this point you should have your Spellbinder, it's time to start 1 shotting people. Target squishies as best as you can to snowball. Make sure you are investing in map control by buying control wards and warding. My favorite game to play is Hide and Seek. I hide in a brush I know isn't warded that is commonly used to path through and I seek an enemy to 1 shot. With Spellbinder, prior to an engage I activate it and then use my Q > W > R > R and E if they're still alive.

Q > W > R vs Q > R > W the reason you would ever use W after you R in is because you're around a minion wave and don't want to waste your W procs on minions, but most of the time in team fights you use W prior to ulting in.

Make sure you aren't just getting kills, but using the kills you get and converting them to objectives. (i.e: dragon/turrets/rift/baron)
Late Game Back to Top
It's at this point of the game a lot of people struggle on what to do. You can do 1 of 2 things, split push and be the threat that gives your team objectives, or group up and push through things as a dominant force. It really depends on matchups and how easy it is for you guys to siege objectives 5 man. If it's too difficult that's when you split off and try to acquire pressure so your team can gain objectives elsewhere.

Whenever you're sieging turrets, be sure to use your Q & W to proc Diana's passive of gaining extra attack speed. Q > 3 autos > W > 3 autos (if there are minions you can Q > 3 autos > R > 3 autos > W > 3 autos)

Remember how strong Diana's 3rd auto is. It's always best to go in when you have that for the most destructive burst possible. So for late game your priority is going to be - map control, objective control through split pushing / full brute force, and picks. Diana is a champion who if you find in the jungle on your own, more often than not you are going to die within .5 seconds. Use this to your advantage but make sure you, yourself don't get caught in the jungle because Diana really doesn't have that strong of an escape.
Conclusions Back to Top
Honestly there isn't many ways to improperly play Diana, but this is how I specifically play her. It works for me and if it doesn't work for you then that is perfectly okay. I HIGHLY recommend if you have any further questions please don't hesitate to come on my stream and we can discuss anything you would like. I would be more than happy to have you come by and ask me about any questions/comments/concerns you have about Diana's playstyle or buildpath or just any conversation really.My Stream...
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